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  • Cyrus N. Bogart, son of the righteous widow who lived across the alley, was at this time a boy of fourteen or fifteen.
  • Their rebuffs made her haughty; her haughtiness irritated them to franker rebuffs; they were working up to a state of painfully righteous war when they were saved by the coming of food.
  • Most places that have lost the smell of earth but not yet acquired the smell of patchouli—or of factory-smoke—are just as suspicious and righteous.
  • He hymned the old unhappy wars in which he had been Achilles and the mellifluous Nestor, yet gone his righteous ways unheeded by the cruel kings….
  • This contact with righteousness has about done me up!
  • The righteous widow glared, banged into the house, came out poking at her bonnet, marched away.
  • She felt oozing through the walls the spirit of small houses and righteous people.
  • And that’s what I told Professor Mott, too, being superintendent—and he’s a righteous man, not going autoing on the Sabbath like the school-board members.

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  • extremism fed by unquestioned belief in the righteousness of their cause
  • Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
    James Bryce

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